Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri Winners Honored
The winners of Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri were honored at the Annual SBA Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 9, 2013. See the list of winners here. Winner videos will be posted soon at http://sbwem.org/.
Top Eastern Missouri SBA Lenders Honored at Small Business Week Luncheon
Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri kicked off on May 6 with the 2013 Lender Awards Luncheon. Over 100 SBA lenders and resource partners from throughout the eastern half of Missouri attended the luncheon. Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the SBA, spoke briefly highlighting how SBA programs have assisted small businesses in helping the American economy achieve 38 consecutive months of job growth. >Read More
Eastern Missouri SBA Forms Export Outreach Team to Help Small Businesses Sell Globally
Dennis S. Melton, District Director of the St. Louis District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the formation of SBA’s Eastern Missouri Export Outreach Team on May 14, 2013. The team’s goal is to coordinate collaboration between agencies that provide assistance to small business exporters. >Read More
Find previous editions of the St. Louis Gateway eGazette here.
SBA Supports “Hiring Our Heroes” Job Fair in Cape Girardeau
On May 29th, 2013, more than 70 veterans and their spouses turned out for the “Hiring Our Heroes” Job Fair held at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau, MO. >Read More
Angie Wells, SBA St. Louis' Veterans' Representative, speaks with potential small business owners.
Win Government Contracts Through the 8(a) Program When: June 13, 2013, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: SBA St. Louis District Office, RAY Federal Building, 1222 Spruce St., Ste. 10.103, St. Louis, MO, 63103
What: Explanation of the 8(a) Business Development Program, including eligibility requirements, and how to apply.
RSVP: Gary Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-539-6600 extension 231
To find events close to you, including events sponsored by our resource partners, please visit http://www.sba.gov/events
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What Is an Elevator Speech (or Pitch) and Why Do I Need One?
“What do you do?” That question represents a golden opportunity for you to market yourself and your business to a potential client. In most cases you have just a few seconds – about as long as it takes for an elevator to travel from the lobby to the penthouse – to get your message across and engage your listener’s interest. >Read More
National Small Business Week is Coming to St. Louis and You are Invited! Check out www.sba.gov/nsbw for the details!
National Small Business Week comes to St. Louis on June 19, 2013.
Sign up now at http://www.sba.gov/nsbw/. Click on the picture of St. Louis.
Harris-Stowe State University
3026 Laclede Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
A) 'Growing and Going Global'
B) 'St. Louis Entrepreneurial Ecosystem'
C) Armchair Interview with SBA Administrator Karen Mills and Chairman of World Wide Technology David Steward
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Breakout Sessions and Boxed Lunch (Choose one)
Small Business Supply Chain
Finding Capital for Your Business
Affordable Care Act 101
Entrepreneurship for New Americans
Do you have a burning question you want to ask an SBA staff member? Send your question to Nicki Massie at email@example.com and see the answer in an upcoming newsletter.